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El Encanto Mexican Patio Cafe

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
6248 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8567
+1 480-488-1752
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pollo fundido” (47 reviews)
“el encanto” (33 reviews)
“tamales” (19 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6248 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8567
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1 - 10 of 785 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My meal was very good and the ambiance in the outdoor area was great. Nice salsa and guacamole! One of my dining companions got a chicken burrito filled aith un seasoned chicken- very strange, so docking one star for that.

Thank Snow D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a good mexican food restaurant in cave creek. The pollo fundido is good and the Chili verde is good very mild but thats what most of the tourists like. This place is good for families and has inside and patio.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Almost drove by this spot, but a local said give it a try. Glad we stopped. The setting gives meaning to the saying “ You can’t judge a book by its cover “. The menu choices are standard but the preparation is excellent. A good...More

Thank Tom I
Reviewed 1 week ago

I got the enchilada dinner and prickly pear margarita.I was not disappointed.Drink was very good.Cheese enchiladas were very good.View is really pretty. I definitely will be going back.Service was very good even though they were very busy.

Thank athena5365
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch there for Valentines day. It was so dark inside we couldn’t even read the menu. When we complained to our waitress she just brushed us off and said she knew the menu so just tell her want we wanted. REALLY? Food was...More

Thank Cemax120001
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is very average nothing extraordinary about El Encanto how they rank #2 is beyond me. First the atmosphere is dark with ducks and pets in the restaurant? The service is lacking waited to be seated waited to get a drink once we had...More

Thank leeMorrisIllinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The outside seating was very nice, wish we would of arrived earlier though to enjoy the sunset. If you like Mexican, this is a good place. Our party of 11 adults and twin 3 y/o was well taken care of by our ONLY waitress :)...More

Thank jerzeyjoyce
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Margaritas were strange tasting, not like anything we have ever had before. Chicken Burrito was just breast meat with absolutely no seasoning of any kind. Beans and rice were good. Salsa for chips was not good either. First and last time there. To bad because...More

Thank Dwight J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So this place was located just across the street from where we were staying. Perfect. A short walk and we got a great meal, really fine margaritas, and superb service. It was so good that we actually ate here three times while we were in...More

1  Thank wdlander
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Wow, what a hit with the family. Each of our meals was delicious and margaritas were yummy. The atmosphere is fantastic and loved the ducks. Very entertaining.

Thank WinnipegPrincess
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Pamela M
4 April 2016|
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Response from charthomas3 | Reviewed this property |
No dress code as far as I can tell we had just come from a hike in the desert. You might want to if its during normal busy times for lunch and dinner especially if you want to sit outside! Hope this helps, enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6248 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8567
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Cave Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 480-488-1752
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